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Perfectly Christmas – Upcoming Release!!

Posted December 1, 2016 By Linda

Perfectly ChristmasI am so excited to reveal the cover of the next book in the Perfectly Series – Perfectly Christmas! Isn’t it gorgeous?

I’m aiming for a release date of December 18 – just in time for some relaxing Christmas reading! It’s a fun one!!

I’ll be celebrating all month with giveaways and sneak peeks – so stay tuned. 😀

 

Perfectly Unpredictable – New Release!

Posted July 18, 2016 By Linda

PerfectlyUnpredictflat3_850I’m very excited to announce the release of Book 4 in the Perfectly Series – Perfectly Unpredictable! Woohoo!

What’s it about, you ask?

Falling in love is Perfectly Unpredictable …

Kalia Beck always dreamed of starting a family, living in a house with a white picket fence, and finding her soul mate. Just not in that order. Kalia is coping with an unplanned pregnancy when she learns the father has passed away. She soon finds out that single parenthood isn’t easy, especially when the only thing that soothes the baby is the guitar-playing of a reluctant and reclusive next-door neighbor.

Mack Challen, lead guitarist in a rock and roll band, knows it takes a village to raise a child. He just doesn’t think there’s a village big enough to help “gay momma” and her screaming baby.

Kalia and Mack aren’t looking for love and aren’t ready for each other, but when the future unfolds, it’s … Perfectly Unpredictable.

Why would you want to read it? Well, because it’s a great story, of course. Haha But wait there’s more – Mikaela, Margo, and Chloe make an appearance AND there’s a big reveal: What kind of car does Trace drive??? It’s in there too!! So grab your copy, sit back with a cool drink, and enjoy!! Click HERE

 

 

Short Story Contest Winner!

Posted February 25, 2016 By Linda

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red tuque dark redI’m jumping with joy!! I’m very excited to share that I won 2nd Place in the 2015 Canadian Tales of the Heart Short Story Contest! Woohoo!!

There were 123 entries in the Short Story Competition sponsored by Red Tuque Books Inc. The top 3 stories along with 10 additional Honourable Mention winners will be published in an Anthology! (I’m most excited about that!) The release date is scheduled for September 2016. I’ll keep you posted 😀 For a list of all the winners, click HERE

 

My story is titled That Moment. It’s about that moment when something happens to make you cherish what you have; that moment that forces you to look at things differently, to grow, and to love. It’s a Tale of the Heart (with a twist!). I can’t wait to share it with you in September 😀

Second Time Around

Posted October 20, 2015 By Linda

How does publishing my second book compare to the first?

 

Perfectly Honest coverWeeellll. When my first book, Perfectly Honest, went live, there were things I was very excited to do. Like buy it! First thing in the morning (before saying good morning to my son), I went onto amazon.com, fingers shaking I was so thrilled to be downloading MY book. I found the title, admired the cover (again), reread the blurb (even though I knew it by heart) and then scrolled over to the buy section. The buy section. Where was the buy section? I looked up, scrolled down, maybe they hid it on the left, no it looked like it should be on the right. WHERE WAS THE BUY BUTTON? Finally, I had to text my friend and she sent me a screen shot of the buy button right where it should be. Well, it turns out that when you live in Canada you have to be logged into amazon.ca to buy anything. I was on amazon.com – a different company – and hence no buy buttons for Canadians.

 

Okay, so I got that sorted out. Now I needed to gift my book to the winners of the draw I had held. I Googled how to do it – very simple, you click on the ‘Give as a gift’ button. Except the screen shot in Google did not look my screen in amazon.ca. WHERE WAS THE ‘GIVE AS A GIFT’ BUTTON? Well, it turns out (after a very nice online chat with the amazon helpers) that you cannot gift from amazon.ca. You have to be in amazon.com.

 

By then it was lunchtime and I had accomplished 2 things – I bought my book and figured out how to give it as a gift. I was also told it was very important to add a ‘buy link’ to my website and email it to the authors who were kindly hosting me on their blogs and sharing the good news! Only one problem – WHERE WAS THE BUY LINK? I had no idea what a ‘buy link’ was and although I didn’t mind admiring the amazon screen for another hour, I had no idea where to look for it. I was very grateful when a fellow Soul Mate Publishing author tweeted about my release and included a buy link. I copied and pasted it off her tweet.

 

perfectly reasonable coverThe second time around, when Perfectly Reasonable was released, was much faster. I had all 3 things done by 7:15 a.m. That was probably the biggest difference.

 

When Perfectly Honest was published, I also had to set up accounts in amazon author central to ‘claim’ my book (that kept me busy until dinnertime), Goodreads (patience little grasshopper, the librarians will send an email when they verify you exist . . . and then send you another email when they remove the books by authors who share your name but who aren’t you), authorsDB (you are now indexed on Google – I had no idea what that meant, but yeah!), The Romance Reviews (wait for it) and Night Owl Reviews (it says ‘click here to set up an account’ but they’re only kidding – the publisher has to initiate it). Adding the second book was relatively quick because the accounts were already set up.

 

Overall, I’d have to say publishing the second book was easier (OMG sooooo much easier) – and I now know where to find the buy link! 😀

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Visiting Natalie Damschroder!

Posted October 13, 2015 By Linda

01287I’m visiting author Natalie Damschroder! Reading is usually a solitary activity but it’s been the source of one of my favourite social activities. Check it out HERE.